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October 2011 Blog Posts (10)

El Ceibo is a brand from Bolivia Owned by cooperative not an individual person.

Please inform yourself properly. Don't forget, El Ceibo brand is owned by the cooperative 100% not an individual person. Thank you, for the respect of the cocoa producers of El Ceibo - Bolivia.

Added by El Ceibo on October 30, 2011 at 1:44pm — 3 Comments

El ceibo "giving back"


The profile EL CEIBO "giving back" on this website is not created by the cocoa producers from El Ceibo. The owner of this profile could you kindly remove it? Thank you, for the respect of the cocoa producers of El ceibo - Bolivia



Added by chocoli on October 29, 2011 at 10:04am — 1 Comment

Ten Thousand Plus Reasons To Save Ecuadorian Chocolate

Ecuadorian Nacional Cacao Pod

A few months ago I read a compelling dissertation by Cristian Melo on the loss of Ecuador's fine flavor cacao and the plight of  Ecuador's tens of thousands of small farmers. It inspired to me to act, in some small  way, to help small… Continue

Added by Jeff Stern on October 24, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Chocolate Pudding Recipe

just added a new recipe on my blog but could do with a lot more recipes. Does anyone have any that they can send ?

Added by derek fit on October 23, 2011 at 4:36am — No Comments

The Hawaii Chocolate Meeting

The Hawaii Chocolate Meeting

Aloha! Thanks to the replies. We conducted a survey to assess the status of Hawaii cacao/chocolate industry and thanks to those who fed us the necessary information. The results were presented during the Hawaii Chocolate meeting last September 28, 2011 at the Hawaii State Capitol. Thanks to Skip Bittenbender and Amy Hammond who made this meeting possible. The participants agreed to organize Hawaii Chocolate Association, which willprovide central…


Added by Ma. Delpha Estrada on October 20, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

First postings from our chocolate trip around the world.

Our family has begun a trip around the world in search of cacao and chocolate. We will be travelling with our kids to France, Germany, Italy, Madagascar, Vietnam, Mexico, Ecuador, and many others. We have started blogging about it on a new site called The Chocolate Chronicles (founded by The Chocolate Life's Clay Gordon).

 To find out more about us, try our Backgrounder.

To read the first few…


Added by Cyrus Shaoul on October 18, 2011 at 8:31am — 2 Comments

Chocolate Weekend NYC 2011 – Trip Report, Saturday Oct. 15th

Took NJ Transit into Port Authority arriving around 11:00am in the City.  Walked down to Meadow on 10th Street on Hudson.  Joe Salvatore from Madecasse Chocolate was listed to be there with no specific time and found out on arrival he will show up at 2pm and stay until 5pm.  Looked for a while at their amazing varieties of chocolates.  I had tried some of them and read about many others on the Internet.  Also learned there are many more out there I have never heard about.  I have…


Added by Thomas Forbes on October 16, 2011 at 12:00am — 5 Comments

Cacao species

Dear Friends: There is just one species of cacao but different strains: Theobroma cacao, which is highly variable in its morphology depending of many surrounding factors and a quiet high unstable inner genetic, can be basically catalogued into two groups: The ones with purple seeds and the ones with white seeds. The purple seeded trees occasionally produce an offspring of a “albino” Cacao, which in some cases will bear only white seeded offspring creating a new strain by its own genetic… Continue

Added by Walter Rieger on October 13, 2011 at 10:19pm — 7 Comments

Come visit me in Paris

I will be at the Salon du Chocolat in Paris from Oct 20 - Oct 24, if  you plan to attend please stop by the Brazilian booth and lets talk. I will  be pleased to show you our best beans and chocolates.  There will be a good opportunity to meet and chat with many Brazilian cocoa growers.  Check our our web site


[Note: This post was edited by Clay to include a title. Lola Gedeon is the wife of…


Added by Lola Gedeon on October 9, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Art of Chocolate. From the Finest Cocoa to Exquisite Chocolate (Published by: Max Felchlin AG, Schwyz, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary)

Chocolate is more than just chocolate - the consumer is often uncritical in its selection and simply eats it without giving it a second thought. This blog(book) communicates knowledge about chocolate in order to in crease the pleasure in its consumption. Chocolate, such as is enjoyed today, is the product of a variety of specialist processes tailored to achieve maximum pleasure. This blog(book) contains a wealth of interesting facts and, after reading it, you will no longer just consume…


Added by Vercruysse Geert on October 6, 2011 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

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